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Disturbed announce ‘Music as a Weapon’ 2011 tour

Written by Clarence Knight on November 15, 2010

Worldwide heavy metal icons Disturbed will be returning to Australia and New Zealand to annihilate arena stages in this April, much to the satisfaction of their legions of fans.

Arguably one of the most successful heavy metal bands around today, the Chicago based outfit have sold over 11 million albums globally and are one of only three bands in music history to have four consecutive releases debut at #1 on the US Billboard Top 200 album chart. Here, they’ve done pretty awesomely too, with three Platinum albums in Australia since their formation 15 years ago, and a strong fourth contender in their latest offering Asylum which debuted at #2 on the ARIA Album Chart and #1 on New Zealand’s RIANZ Album Chart upon its release in August.

Disturbed, comprised of front man David Draiman, guitarist Dan Donegan, drummer Mike Wengren and bassist John Moyer, have garnered a devoted following over their extensive, wildly successful career due to their vicious live performances and repertoire of standout compositions.

To add to the mayhem, axe wielding metal band Trivium will join Disturbed at all shows on tour as special guests. Trivium is a powerhouse of metal and their live performances burst with a raw brutality that will certainly leave audiences quaking in their wake.

Metalcore ensemble As I Lay Dying are also performing on the ‘Music As A Weapon 2011’ tour, armed with tracks from their new album The Powerless Rise that has seen them cement their place as one of the most groundbreaking acts in the metal genre. Melbourne’s Forgiven Rival are also coming along for the ride, doing every show except Perth.

Disturbed will be packing that music bigtime at:

Wednesday 20 April – Burswood Dome, Perth

Saturday 23 April – Adelaide Entertainment Centre

Sunday 24 April – Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne

Monday 25 April
– Acer Arena, Sydney

Thursday 28 April – Newcastle Entertainment Centre

Saturday 30 April – Brisbane Entertainment Centre

Tuesday 3 May – Vector Arena, Auckland

Wednesday 4 May – TSB Arena, Wellington

Friday 6 May – Canterbury CBS Arena, Canterbury

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